A hamlet in England (Nuneham Courtenay?): land-workers by a stream, with a house, a dog, and cattle. Etching by P. Sandby.
- Sandby, Paul, 1731-1809.
- [Approximately 1760?]
About this work
The place shown is the 'Village at Newnham' (annotation on British Museum impression). Sandby painted several watercolours of the house and grounds of Nuneham House, at Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire, the seat of the Earl of Harcourt; the place was at that time called Newnham or Newenham, and the Earl's courtesy title was Viscount Newnham. They were reproduced in A collection of one hundred and fifty select views, in England, Scotland, and Ireland; drawn by P. Sandby, Esq. R.A., [London]: John Boydell, 1781, plates XLV-XLVIII. This view is presumably of part of the grounds of Nuneham House
Left, a man with a pitchfork. Centre, a woman seated under a tree taking a rest from raking, talking to a standing man. Right, a stream, with cattle drinking on one side and a dog barking at them on the other. Right background, a substantial farm house